After more than a year of speculation and delay, Apple just killed its AirPower wireless charging mat. This Nomad Base Station Hub is a reasonable alternative. Its sleek aluminum platform has a padded leather surface that keeps your devices scratch-free while housing three high-power charging coils capable of charging two phones, or a phone and the new wireless charging AirPods simultaneously. For non-wireless-charging gadgets, there's also USB-A and USB-C ports hidden around back, perfect for keeping your watch, headphones, or even a laptop juiced up.
Wireless Charging: 3 coils, 10W output per coil / USB-A Output: 7.5W / USB-C PD Output: 18W / International EU & UK Adapters Included
You probably spend more time with your iPhone than you should, making it even more important to protect. Each of these Nomad cases is built with a high-grade polycarbonate body and bonded to a raised TPE bumper that protects your screen from accidental drops, face down, from up to six feet. The folio opens to reveal storage for three card slots, as well as a pocket for cash, cards, or whatever you need to keep safe and discreet. The case is finished with soft, black Horween leather that will weather but not wear out, developing a patina that is uniquely yours. Available for iPhone XS or XS Max.
AirPods are great. As a result, they're also becoming increasingly ubiquitous. The Nomad AirPod Rugged Case protects their charging case while also giving it a unique look. Its two-piece construction incorporates a black polycarbonate shell and brown, USA-sourced Horween leather, giving the little white capsule a whole different personality. As a bonus, it will wear and develop its own patina over time, making it a great combination for a leather iPhone case.
Thickness: 0.06" / Total width: 0.95" / Total Height: 2.24"
Combining handsome looks with effortless portability, the Nomad Charging Stand is an ideal wireless charger for the frequent traveler. The aluminum kickstand slides through the charger to prop things up, then stows away around back for easy travel or lay-flat use. Its Horween leather-wrapped charging surface also helps keep your device scratch-free and adds an extra touch of class not seen in more common plastic models. It's been optimized for iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Plus with a 7.5W output, enabling faster charging than its 5W competition.
Whether it's clipped to your keychain or the outside of your bag, the Nomad Lightning Carabiner ensures you're never without a charging cable. It hides an Apple MFI-approved Lightning plug in the bottom and a full-size USB plug in the top, letting you get a quick juice up from any available port. A stainless steel alloy frame and DuPont carbon composite casing provide longevity and toughness, and while it's by nature not very long, that's also not the point — the point is to make sure you can charge your iPhone (or iPad) when you need to most.
The way your iPhone case looks is almost as important as the protection it provides. This case from Nomad checks both boxes. It has a protective microfiber lining and a body that is made from high-grade polycarbonate and secured to a raised bumper on the edge. This helps it defend your screen against clumsy drops from as high as 10 feet. It's also wrapped in Horween leather for a soft feel and standout look that develops a unique patina over time. Compatible with wireless chargers, and available in black or brown.
Give all your Apple gadgets a home worthy of their sleek design with the Nomad Base Station Apple Watch Edition. Its aluminum chassis holds an integrated, MFI-approved Apple Watch charger — set at an angle for nightstand mode — and three 7.5W charging coils, set beneath padded leather for wirelessly powering up your iPhone(s). All three coils are Qi-certified, supporting simultaneous charging of up to three devices, with LED charging indicators on the front that automatically dim at night.
Compatibility: Apple Watch Series 1, 2, 3, & 4; iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, XR, XS, & XS Max